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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... bring.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Perhaps we think of our day's work and the chances it may afford us to be useful and helpful, or of some special problem that it may bring.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... bring.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We sit in A.A. meetings and listen, not only to receive something ourselves, but to give the reassurance and support which our presence can bring.


3.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... bring.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
We are much more afraid of what people might say than the trouble this strange alcoholic might bring.


4.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... bring a wide range of business and ...  12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.169  
(*) The work of present-day staff members has no counterpart among the job categories of commercial organizations. These A.A.'s bring a wide range of business and professional experience to their service at The General Service Office.


5.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


6.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... bring about still more harm in so ...  BB How It Works, p.69  
We must be willing to make amends where we have done harm, provided that we do not bring about still more harm in so doing.


7.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... bring anyone else into this?"  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Why do we need to bring anyone else into this?"


8.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... bring continuous or recurring trouble.  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
To take inventory in this respect we ought to consider carefully all personal relationships which bring continuous or recurring trouble.


9.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... bring faith -- that where there is despair, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those who have not, and when the occasion requires, each member of it should be only too willing to bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, out of their hiding places.


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... bring harmony -- that where there is error, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


12.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... bring him into contact with some of ...  BB To Employers, p.138  
Why not bring him into contact with some of our alcoholic crowd?


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... bring hope -- that where there are shadows, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... bring into our consciousness with sufficient force ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
We are unable, at certain times, to bring into our consciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suffering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago.


15.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... bring it in my pockets, but they ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
Sometimes I would bring it in my pockets, but they were inspected, and that became too risky.


16.
View STEP THREE essay   ... bring it into agreement with God's intention ...  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
We had tried to bombard our problems with it instead of attempting to bring it into agreement with God's intention for us.


17.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... bring joy.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


18.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... bring light -- that where there is sadness, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


19.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... bring love, forgiveness, harmony, truth, faith, hope, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
Then he asked for the grace to bring love, forgiveness, harmony, truth, faith, hope, light, and joy to every human being he could.


20.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... bring love -- that where there is wrong, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


21.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... bring much relief and benefit.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit.


22.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... bring myself to feel that I had ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
I talked with him for some time, but was not able to bring myself to feel that I had known him before.


23.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... bring new hope and new courage to ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
He may bring new hope and new courage to many a priest, minister, or rabbi, who gives his all to minister to our troubled world.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... bring new purpose and devotion to the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
And can we bring new purpose and devotion to the religion of our choice?


25.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... bring new vision, action, and grace to ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
As we have seen, self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures.


26.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... bring on!  BB We Agnostics, p.54  
What a state of mental goose-flesh that used to bring on!


27.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... bring recovery to, the newcomer in no ...  12&12 Tradition Five, pp.150-151  
The unique ability of each A.A. to identify himself with, and bring recovery to, the newcomer in no way depends upon his learning, eloquence, or on any special individual skills.


28.
View CONTENTS   ... bring recovery to the newcomer is a ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Five), p.10  
The ability of each A.A. to identify himself with and bring recovery to the newcomer is a gift from God... passing on this gift to others is our one aim.


29.
View CONTENTS   ... bring sobriety within reach of all who ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
Aim of our services is to bring sobriety within reach of all who want it.


30.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... bring sobriety within reach of all who ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Just as the aim of each A.A. member is personal sobriety, the aim of our services is to bring sobriety within reach of all who want it.


31.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... bring still more suffering to his family ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
Why, he argued, should he lose the remainder of his business, only to bring still more suffering to his family by foolishly admitting his plight to people from whom he made his livelihood?


32.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... bring the man's family into a spiritual ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
They experienced a few distressing failures, but in those cases they made an effort to bring the man's family into a spiritual way of living, thus relieving much worry and suffering.


33.
View STEP THREE essay   ... bring the much-desired result.  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Nothing short of continuous action upon these as a way of life can bring the much-desired result.


34.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... bring the same spirit of love and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Can we bring the same spirit of love and tolerance into our sometimes deranged family lives that we bring to our A.A. group?


35.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


36.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... bring their problems.  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Aside from fellowship and sociability, the prime object was to provide a time and place where new people might bring their problems.


37.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... bring them back instantly!  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Sometimes they demand that dad bring them back instantly!


38.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... bring to it.  BB Working With Others, p.102  
Think of what you can bring to it.


39.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... bring to our A.A. group?  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.111-112  
Can we bring the same spirit of love and tolerance into our sometimes deranged family lives that we bring to our A.A. group?


40.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... bring to the task our combined experience ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
We shall bring to the task our combined experience and knowledge.


41.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... bring truth -- that where there is doubt, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


42.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... bring up the subject himself.  BB To Wives, p.111  
Try to have him bring up the subject himself.


43.
View STEP SIX essay   ... bring us punishment anyway.  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Not much spiritual effort is involved in avoiding excesses which will bring us punishment anyway.


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